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For decades, scientists have been intrigued by tiny viruses whose genetic material can be read both forward and backward. New research begins to explain this puzzling property.
Mathematicians have studied knots for centuries, but a new material is showing why some knots are better than others.
The glial cells of the nervous system have been eclipsed in importance by neurons for decades. But glia are turning out to be central to many neurological functions, including pain perception.
A curious physicist has discovered an unexpected link between theoretical block collisions and a famed quantum search algorithm.
In evolution, context is everything: Bacteria with neighbors evolve to rebuff viruses in a different way.
To scientists’ surprise, blended mixtures of cytoplasm can reorganize themselves into cell-like compartments with working structural components.